A couple of weeks ago, I opened my email to find out that our friends at Luminox had just released three new watches as part of their collaboration with Volition America. On the off chance you’ve never heard of Volition America, they sell a variety of patriotic-themed gear (apparel, sunglasses, watches, golf clubs, and more) from well-known companies and donate a portion of every sale to the Folds of Honor Scholarship Foundation.

When I saw that the sales benefitted Folds of Honor, I had to check them out. My son has had the good fortune of being one of their scholarship recipients all four years he’s been in college. Their generosity has made it possible for him to attend an excellent private school that otherwise would have been out of reach. Their programs change lives.

So, I figured I’d get my hands on one of these unique, brand-new timepieces and review it for all of you.

The face is a deep blue that looks almost black in low-light conditions. The Luminox and Volition emblems are raised, as are the arabics around the dial.

At first glance, you can tell it’s an iconic Navy SEAL Dive Watch. This particular model is the Luminox X Volition Navy SEAL Set. More on what constitutes the rest of the set shortly. The midnight black case and 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel are made from CARBONOX, ensuring the piece weighs in at a quite sturdy and manageable 71 grams. What is CARBONOX? Glad you asked. It’s Luminox’s trademarked carbon compound material which, according to the company, “consists of carbon long bars or carbon powder in varying percentages, depending on the model.” The result is a highly durable, lightweight case that absolutely will not reflect light.